I watched a great movie the other day called, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World. It has Steve Carell and Keira Knightly in it and the premise is, the world is going to be hit by an asteriod in three weeks and everyone is going to die. It makes you ask the question, what would you do if you knew the world was going to be destroyed in three weeks?
It’s a completely different from what you would do if you discovered you were ill and had three weeks live. In that instance, your loved ones would be left behind and it would only be you that was gone.
This story is a whole different kettle of fish – no one is going to be left alive. So inhibitions can go out the window.
And it really got me thinking? What would I do if the whole world was going to end?
You can forget about travel – because who is going to be working? That means no flights, no fuel, no electricity, water or gas.
There’d be a mad dash to the supermarket to get enough food to survive the three weeks – because you know it’s not going to be restocked.
But then what?
Who do you really want to spend the last three weeks with – Your family? Your friends? Alone?
Will you need to board up the house because humanity has become a mob? Should you escape to the country and hope the madness doesn’t follow – or isn’t already there?
What are you going to do for those last three weeks? Is it too late to learn guitar? Or write that book?
Will you spend the time saying all of those things that you were too afraid to say to people?
To be honest, I didn’t come up with any real answers. I hope humanity wouldn’t go to hell – but I’m not overly optimistic. What it made me realise the most was, tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. You might have two days left here or you may have sixty years. So I’m going to do my best to live life to the fullest, to tell my loved ones I love them every day and to make plans to achieve those things that I want to achieve now, not waiting for later.
So what about you? What are you plans for the end of the world?